Updated June 25 at 11:26am
Economic Indicators
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Consumer confidence fell last week even as Americans became a bit more sanguine about the economy’s prospects. more
Jobless claims unexpectedly decreased to the lowest level since 1973 as the U.S. labor market remains a pillar of support in the world’s largest economy. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes rose more than projected in March, indicating resilience in demand heading into the spring selling season. more
New-home construction in the U.S. slumped more than projected in March, reflecting a broad-based retreat that showed the industry lost momentum heading into the busiest time of year. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders was little changed in April, indicating the housing market lacked momentum as the spring selling season got under way. more
Rhode Island ranked second in the nation for its 13.3 percent year-over-year construction job growth in March, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in April to the weakest level in seven months as Americans were rattled by unsatisfying wage growth and concern over how the upcoming presidential election would impact the economy. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent in March for the fourth consecutive month, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to match a more than 42-year low, indicating employers are upbeat about an economy that bogged down in the first quarter. more
The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose less than forecast in March, bearing out Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s forecast that the recent pickup would prove fleeting. more
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